NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

386 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Occupational Therapy and evaluation of prior studies and completing analysis of existing qualitative and quantitative data. The course uses an applied perspective with weekly discussions focused on the identification of research problems or opportunities; the development of purpose and research questions; and the choice, design, and implementation of an appropriate methodological approach. The course concludes with consideration given to mixing qualitative and quantitative data during analysis and/or interpretation and reporting and presentation of results and conclusions. Prerequisites: HPH 7300 and HPH 7310 (3 credits) OCT 7767—Community ProgramDevelopment Evaluation and application of community organization and development theories to create occupational therapy interventions with underserved and/or nontraditional populations. Emphasizes outcome evaluation of both theory and practice. (3 credits) OCT 7791—Grant Practicum In this course, students will acquire skills necessary to develop a grant proposal and acquire funding for new and innovative programs, research, or education/training projects related to occupational therapy. Using an applied approach, students will learn to locate both online and conventional sources of funding at federal, foundational, and corporate levels in order to produce a finished proposal worthy of submission. (3 credits) OCT 7792—Wellness and Health Promotion This course examines occupational therapy’s role in wellness and health promotion, disability postponement, and prevention in general. Students critically examine various practice models with a view toward developing and refining their own roles in these practice areas. (3 credits) Elective OCT 7820—Applying Measurement Theory to Evaluation Provides students with a general background in measurement theory and assists students to actively apply this information to the evaluation process in occupational therapy. The application component of the course addresses evaluation at both the individual and program levels. At the completion of this course, students can critically examine and select the most appropriate evaluation tools for various practice situations using the theory and principles of measurements. (3 credits) OCT 7860—Leadership Development in Multiple Contexts Course examines leadership as a critical component to one’s future as an occupational therapy practitioner in a global, everchanging environment. Students look at areas of need in the profession as well as leadership opportunities in their own careers. (3 credits) OCT 7870—Dissertation Seminar This core course for Ph.D. doctoral students provides an overview of the dissertation process and reviews strategies to successfully complete a dissertation study. Students are first introduced to effective scholarly writing techniques, followed by a project to critically review their own writing style to produce a scholarly writing sample. Understanding of the overall dissertation process, an acceptable dissertation topic, selecting dissertation committee, proposal writing, dissertation defense, and dissemination of dissertation results are all reviewed during the semester. (3 credits) OCT 7890—Independent Study Individualized study under the supervision of assigned instructor. Requires permission of a doctoral programdirector. (1–3 credits) Elective OCT 7909—Program Evaluation and Outcome Measurement In this course, students will learn the process for evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention or a program. Students will develop an evaluation plan for an intervention or program of interest including identification of relevant outcomes and methods for systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and/or qualitative information to inform decision making about the program or intervention. (3 credits) OCT 7910—Capstone I In the first course of a three-course capstone sequence, students will explore capstone ideas related to their professional interests. They will explore the literature to develop and articulate the background and need for the capstone project. They will identify a faculty mentor for the capstone project and develop the plan for the residency experience. (3 credits) OCT 7911—Chronicity, Occupation, and Health Explores the relationships among chronic disease and disability, occupational performance, occupational satisfaction, and personal wellness when living with a disability from the standpoints of the individual and of society. Students examine clinical, ethical and advocate roles in the context of occupational therapy theory and professional practice standards. (3 credits) Elective OCT 7920—Capstone II In this second of the three-course capstone sequence, students will develop the capstone proposal with a faculty mentor, prepare the IRB protocol as applicable, and begin the residency experience to facilitate the development and implementation of the capstone project. (3 credits) OCT 7921—Capstone III During the third and final course of the capstone sequence, students will complete the residency experience and implement the capstone project. At the end of the semester, students will submit a final capstone paper, which is the culminating

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